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My Great Uncle bought a New Ferguson 35 gas after retiring from farming... When i was 4 or 5 yrs old in the late 60's, He tipped it over on a hillside (he was 90 something?)... He broke his shoulder and caught pneumonia in the hospital and died...

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Just for the fun of it. This photo was in our paper today, taken yesterday. This old boy has been farming that same patch with the same tractor and equipment for 35 years.

[Linked Image from bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com]
RC, would that, by any chance be the Twin Falls sugar factory in the background?

Irrigated ground? 2'nd cutting is surprisingly heavy to those used to dryland farming.
I'm not sure but I think those are Amalgamated's silos. They have some that look very much like that anyway.
I am not sure. I last saw them in 1982. I know the Paul factory does not have that style silos.

But I understood the area around the TF factory was more developed than that picture shows. Thus my question. And I have not found an image on Google with the proper perspective to confirm.

I do not know. Perhaps they are grain silos.
His name is K.C. Bartholomew. I found his place on OnX and he's less than a mile from Amalgamated. Amalg has a bunch of those silos but OnX shows them in a different layout and it's the wrong angle. I can't put it together. OnX does show that row of houses between them, though.


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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
GrandDad used to have an old Farmall Diesel Tractor.
You had to start it on gasoline, then switch over to diesel.
Anyone remember those ?

We called them pony motors


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Is that hay dry and still that green or is he raking GREEN hay?

Looks like a heck of a cutting and especially if that is a second cutting!


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Look at the windrows behind the tractor. They're very sparse. The foreground hay is a low angle camera trick by the photographer.


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Originally Posted by saddlesore
Originally Posted by chlinstructor
GrandDad used to have an old Farmall Diesel Tractor.
You had to start it on gasoline, then switch over to diesel.
Anyone remember those ?

We called them pony motors
No, not pony motors. A pony motor is a separate gas fired starting motor.

Refrrenced here is an internal combustion engine with an electric starter. It is a low compression diesel engine with spark plugs. It initially fires on gas from a small auxilliary tank. Once the engine gets warm, you open the valve on the diesel tank, and shut off the gas.


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Originally Posted by LouisB
Is that hay dry and still that green or is he raking GREEN hay?

Looks like a heck of a cutting and especially if that is a second cutting!
Our hay is dry, and still that green after it is baled.

The outside of the stack will get sun bleached after a week or two.


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Saddlsore, that is a little different from a pony motor.

Pony motor was a seperate gas motor that one started , usually 2 cylinder , as I remember , on Cat dozers. When it was warmed up , one would kick

a pawl over and the diesel engine would rotate ....after oil pressure built up you would give her fuel and she should start sputtering.

We had several diesels that started on gas then you would turn the diesel over and get it started. All the same engine. Had an old Galion blade like

that.

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Originally Posted by Bristoe
Many people know,..but the reason the early Massie Fergusons and the early Fords look so much alike is because Ford and Harry Ferguson were business partners before Ferguson went out on his own.

Harry Ferguson designed the three point hitch that Ford used,...and is still used today.
On what? A Mustang?


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Originally Posted by chlinstructor
GrandDad used to have an old Farmall Diesel Tractor.
You had to start it on gasoline, then switch over to diesel.
Anyone remember those ?

My hand start 39 JD B is like that. Has two tanks, the smaller is for gas, the larger is for kerosene or distillate. Those were cheaper back then.

I've heard (FWIW) that it requires kero or dist and will not run on diesel. I haven't tried anything other than gas.

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Originally Posted by Distridr
Originally Posted by chlinstructor
GrandDad used to have an old Farmall Diesel Tractor.
You had to start it on gasoline, then switch over to diesel.
Anyone remember those ?

My hand start 39 JD B is like that. Has two tanks, the smaller is for gas, the larger is for kerosene or distillate. Those were cheaper back then.

I've heard (FWIW) that it requires kero or dist and will not run on diesel. I haven't tried anything other than gas.
There were still a few of those old 2 tank tractors around in my day. The little tank was real gas to start it and the other was called tractor fuel. It was more flammable than kerosene. One of the local ladies way back died from burns when she was using it to get a wood stove or heater going. Story was she thought it was coal oil as they called kerosene but it flamed up like gasoline and burned her all over. Maybe it set her can on fire also. anyway it was more volatile than kerosene.


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A friend and me used old john deere tractors to
work his hay after he moved full time to his place.
He had several A's and a G that was a coal oil
tractor. Back then, I'm guessing an electric starter
was an option. The G had a big petcock on each
side for each cylinder, and you opened those and
you'd get the big flywheel on the side spinning
by hand with the gasoline on, and it would catch
and you'd hurry up and shut the petcocks and it
would get warmed and POP-POP-POP-POP-POP
and when it got hot you turned off the gasoline
petcock and opened up the foofoo.
Whatever you do, just don't forget to turn off the
foofoo and turn the gasoline back on before you
shut it down
My last using relic tractor was a M ( or MT- I forgot)

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